Forward has missed eight games after emergency appendectomy
By Ken Preston
RALEIGH, NC January 13, 2014 – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated forward Jiri Tlusty from injured reserve.
Tlusty, 25, has missed Carolina’s last eight games after undergoing an emergency appendectomy on Dec. 24. The Slany, Czech Republic, native has scored six goals and earned four assists (10 points) in 36 games this season. Tlusty (6’0”, 209 lbs.) is in his seventh professional season and his fifth with the Hurricanes. He has scored 63 goals and earned 59 assists (122 points) in 313 career NHL regular-season games with Toronto and Carolina.
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